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To be a traditional sahm ??

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ProudMum4Eva Wed 02-Jan-13 22:16:39

I personal have never been flamed for my choice in life, however I see many people who continuously get some sort of insult for their life choices. So here I thought I would share all for the first time.
I am 34 years old I got married at 18 straight from college. I am happily married with five wonderful children who I adore and do everything for. I have NEVER worked (outside the family home) my DH has always worked. He works traditional hours leaves about 8:10 mon-fri and is home for around 5:30. I do everything in the home cleaning, cooking, bathing the younger children, ironing and so on. I dote on my children and my husband. I love it they do not need to help me in the house I look after them and that is what I am good at.

LindyHemming Wed 02-Jan-13 22:17:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DeafLeopard Wed 02-Jan-13 22:18:42

Not sure I see the point of the thread tbh

CheCazzo Wed 02-Jan-13 22:18:47

Spiffing. Good for you.

You do understand that your choices are yours alone and don't apply to anyone else right?

Gumby Wed 02-Jan-13 22:19:06

Good for you

squeakytoy Wed 02-Jan-13 22:19:43

well jolly good for you..

OpenToPersuasion Wed 02-Jan-13 22:19:52

Totally your family's choice.

My twopenneth id you are doing your DC a major disservice by doing everything for them.

AfterEightMintyy Wed 02-Jan-13 22:19:54

... and your point is?

MrsTerrysChocolateOrange Wed 02-Jan-13 22:20:27

If it makes you happy, knock yourself out. I say that as a committed feminist. I would go to the barricades for any woman's freely chosen life. I would just say that studies have shown that children who do chores do 'better' in life. Maybe see your role more as how to bring them up to be successful adults than how to look after them now. Do they have jobs in the house at all?

PearlyWhites Wed 02-Jan-13 22:20:53

No Yanbu

WorraLiberty Wed 02-Jan-13 22:20:55

I'm pleased for you

Snazzynewyear Wed 02-Jan-13 22:21:01

There are posters here (as on every website) who look for reasons to insult people. I'm not one. I'm glad you're happy with your life and if that's all you wanted to say then no further discussion is needed. If you posted wanting to provoke disagreement, then that's on the same level as the people who throw gratuituous personal insults around really. But I always think the best of people grin so thanks for sharing!

Sparklingbrook Wed 02-Jan-13 22:21:10

YANBU. Whatever works for you. But why are you seeking opinions? confused

FreudianLisp Wed 02-Jan-13 22:21:33

YABU for having text-speak in your username.

[Oops, did I type that thought out loud?]

RyleDup Wed 02-Jan-13 22:21:57

Do whatever is good for you and your family. Its not unreasonable to stay at home if you can afford to do so, and its not unreasonable to go to work either.

PilotRochester Wed 02-Jan-13 22:22:14


BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 02-Jan-13 22:22:22

If I was feeling REALLY rude I'd post 4



there ya go

PilotRochester Wed 02-Jan-13 22:22:50


LarkinSky Wed 02-Jan-13 22:23:37

Great! Good for you.
But dont forget to teach your sons all the domestic tasks they need to know as its highly unlikely they'll find a woman (or man) to love who will do it all for them, like their mother...

SanityClause Wed 02-Jan-13 22:24:46

Ooh, Freudian I love the way the style of your post goes with your name.

ProudMum4Eva Wed 02-Jan-13 22:26:02

No I was not aiming for a "bun fight" I was just reading through some threads and saw a lot of advice for Working mums so was reaching out to other SAHMs to talk about it that was all nothing else meant by it.

TheSecondComing Wed 02-Jan-13 22:26:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

kilmuir Wed 02-Jan-13 22:26:25

I am a sahm, but rubbish at housework and no way do I do everything for my children!

ProudMum4Eva Wed 02-Jan-13 22:28:08

Although I can now see why SAHM's do not post a lot shock

StuntGirl Wed 02-Jan-13 22:28:31

"I don't think anyone else gives a fuck tbh.".


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